Voluntary Work

  • Aware Kilkenny

    Range of voluntary opportunities available with Aware including local support group facilitator and Life Skills Online supporter. See aware.ie for info and application. Volunteering with Aware can be a worthwhile and rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in someone's life. Aware was awarded the Investing in Volunteers Standard in 2015.
    Please view our website for information about volunteering.

  • Foróige

    Foróige and The Drum Youth Centre, MacDonagh Junction are looking for volunteers to help in their work with young people.  Interested adults should make contact for more details.

  • Kilkenny Traveller Community Movement After Schools Club

    KTCM assists and supports Traveller children of primary and secondary school age, in the Hebron and Wetlands areas of Kilkenny city, to do their homework. KTCM also provides recreational, cultural and social activities to the 60 participating children. Volunteers who are interested in work experience and looking to a career in social care, childcare or teaching are welcome to apply. Teaching skills are not required.

  • Kilkenny Volunteer Centre

    Kilkenny Volunteer Centre is a free service which offers supports to both volunteers and non-profit community groups and organisations in Co Kilkenny. The centre is part of a network of 29 centres located across Ireland supported by Volunteer Ireland.

    For Volunteers

    For people who wish to volunteer, Kilkenny Volunteer Centre will provide information and support to assist them to find a suitable and rewarding volunteering opportunity in their locality.

    For Organisations / Community Groups

  • Kilkenny Volunteering Information Service

    Kilkenny Volunteering Information Service is a service for individuals who wish to volunteer some of their free time and for organisations/groups that need voluntary support. The overall aim of service is to increase the numbers volunteering in the County and to promote volunteering as a rewarding and fulfilling activity.


    People looking to volunteer can register their details through the Service.  Organisations looking for volunteers can also register their details.  The Service helps match people with suitable volunteering opportunities.


  • Kilkenny/Carlow Alone

    Befriending and Support organisation for older people. Volunteers visit older people in their own homes.
    If you would like a visit make contact with the friendly and helpful group - phone or call in.

    New volunteers always welcome.

    We are also a designated organisation for Seniors Alert personal alarms.  Grants are available for people aged 65 and over.

  • L'Arche

    L'Arche is a group of over 130 worldwide communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in community. There are plenty of opportunities to become involved as a volunteer. Be a friend or help us with fund-raising.




  • Samaritans

    Samaritans is a voluntary listening charity supporting people in all sorts of crisis that cause emotional upset. The service provides non-judgemental, confidential, emotional support to people experiencing distress or despair, including suicidal feelings. They are available 24hrs a day, 7 days a week and encourage people in need of support to get in touch.

    Samaritans recruit new volunteers on an on-going basis. 

  • Society of St Vincent de Paul

    The Society of St Vincent de Paul fundraises to assist those in need.  Their work is carried out in a manner that respects the dignity of the individual and all requests for assistance are treated in the strictest confidence.

    The Society of St Vincent de Paul has groups called Conferences in areas of the county.  From time to time the various Conferences of the Society need additional volunteers.  It’s a wonderful way to give something back.

  • St Luke’s General Hospital Carlow-Kilkenny

    The Meet and Greet Volunteer Service at St Luke’s General Hospital assists and supports members of the public when visiting the hospital. The main role of Meet and Greet volunteers is to provide a friendly welcome to the hospital assisting and guiding visitors and patients to the various wards, departments and clinics in the hospital. Volunteers also visit patients, read newspapers to patients, play cards, facilitate a walk in the hospital grounds, assist with feeding for less able patients, operate a library service to the wards, etc.

  • Teac Tom

    Teac Tom is a peer led organisation which offers a warm and welcoming place for people that have been affected by suicide or mental health issues and for their families and friends.  The door of Teac Tom is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 3.30pm (and by appointment).  Volunteers are welcomed either to share a skill or help out in the Centre.


  • The Good Shepherd Centre

    The Good Shepherd Centre Kilkenny is a homeless charity that provides support and re-settlement services (emergency and long term accommodation) with the aim of returning people to sustained, independent living.  For the past twenty years Good Shepherd have primarily provided a service to men experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless.  However in 2019 they started catering for homeless families, couples and women.  To raise much-needed funds, the Organisation runs a variety of events throughout the year, e.g.

  • The Involvement Centre

    The Involvement Centre is a peer-led group which offers a warm and welcoming place for people with mental health issues, their families and friends. The Centre offers and informal place for a cuppa, a chat, a laugh and lots more....The Centre is currently open Monday 10am to 1pm, Tuesday 10am to 1pm, Wednesday 1pm to 4.30pm, Thursday 1pm to 4pm, Friday 10am to 1pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm.

    Volunteers are welcomed either to share a skill or help out in the Centre.